Here at the library, we celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday a little late this year. I decided to have a Cat in the Hat themed Cupcake Club this month and it was a hit!
First we donned Dr. Seuss hats and read The Cat in the Hat.
Then we played a Dr. Seuss matching game with characters from his different books. After the game I tried to shoo them out, but those smart little cookies knew it was time to make their cupcakes. And what better way to end the day then creating that famed red and white hat out of marshmallows and icing on top of a cupcake?
(Thanks to the Michelle over at Sugar Swings for her adorable idea! Ours weren’t quite as fancy, but they were delicious all the same.)
Last month I started a new program at my library called the Cupcake Club geared towards the kindergarten sect. Each month we read some stories and decorate a cupcake. Sounds simple, right? It is…and it’s lots of fun. It’s amazing the turnout you get when you throw some food into the mix. Just make sure you check for food allergies!
So, this month we celebrated Valentine’s Day. First, we read some stories:
Ruby Valentine Saves the Day by Laurie Friedman
Porcupining: A Prickly Love Story by Lisa Wheeler
Then we made an adorable Valentine’s bumblebee out of hearts. This idea was inspired by Michael Hall’s book My Heart is Like a Zoo in which all of the animals are made of hearts.
And finally, we made our cupcakes!
Overall, a fun and delicious day was had by all.
Other books that could be used for this program are Mousie Love by Dori Chaconas, Won’t You Be My Hugaroo? by Joanne Ryder, and Zero Kisses for Me by Manuela Monari.